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All of the cards, layouts, handmade items and art work displayed on this website are copyright to me, Lynne Mizera. Of course I hope to inspire and encourage you and would be morethan happy for you to use any of my work to that end; however, please respect me and my work and do not directly copy any of my projects without crediting me or enter any of my work into any magazines or competitions without my express written permission. All my cards, layouts, projects and art work are not to be used by any commercial enterprise for any financial, marketing or commercial gain.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Some Homegrown Love on the Home Front...

Home and family has been much in my thoughts lately as it always is during the Christmas season, and this year I feel especially blessed to be a part of the  Susan K. Weckesser DT Family and the Christmas Love Campaign... an Idea I Totally Agree with.... Share the LOVE!  (check out Christmas Love Campaign Details here)

So for my Guest Designer Post for the Susan K. Weckesser Design Team this month I wanted to "share the love" I have been feeling and created a card that is a bit different than my usual style.  I want the person who receives this card to feel like they are sitting in a lovely, warm room looking out onto a cold and frosty but sunny winter day... and life is good!  Please go to Susan's Blog to see how I created this little gem and let me know what you think!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

It's a GLORIOUS Morning!

Happy American Thanksgiving to all my friends in the United States!  And in celebration of this day I want to share a layout that is very close to my heart - Every morning I wake up before the sunrise... not on purpose, that is just my internal clock... and I make a cup of coffee and stand outside on my back deck and watch the sun rise over the ridge.  No matter what else is happening in my life this morning ritual allows me to have some perspective and helps me to be thankful for the "little things" that somehow always seem to become the BIG things.

I used myStamp Box stamps Enjoy Your Latte and Sigh, Gush, Gasp to create this layout, and pages from Canvas Corp's new kraft line, Coffee Words on Kraft, Chocolate & Kraft Mini Dot Reversed and Chocolate & Kraft Swirl Reversed.  For more ideas celebrating family and home please go visit the myStamp Box Blog to see what myStamp Box design team members have created for today.

Monday, November 19, 2012

a THANKS-Giving Moment....

I guess with the American Thanksgiving holiday just around the corner and the last of the leaves dropping off the trees,  being thankful has been on my brain a lot.  This year I have discovered that the more grateful and thankful I feel about the life I have RIGHT NOW, no matter what the circumstances, the more good things seem to arrive into my life.  It could be something as simple as people being nice to me all day or as amazing as unexpected gifts of things and money... but the key is to be truly, deeply, "heartfelt" thankful for all that I have in this moment.

So with all that in mind I went a little crazy when with the myStampBOX Floating Leaves stamp set I just received because not only is it a lovely set, it is also very versatile.  I made cards, tags, and a layout each using a different technique. You can see everything I made on my very first post at the myStampBOX Design Team Blog so why not stop by and "Leaf" me some love... Grin!

I stamped and embossed the leaves on Basic Grey patterned paper, then fussy cut and arranged on a card using foam popdots to add dimension.  I "die cut" my sentiment using my Quickutz Harvest font, but any stickers will do, and a few dew drops and a bit of hairy fiber finshed it all off... a simple, elegant Thanksgiving card!